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The bridegroom cometh

O my soul would fill with rapture If this moment I might hear

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [O my soul would fill with rapture if this moment I might hear]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O my soul would fill with rapture if this moment I might hear:
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh;
I would shout aloud with joy if it were spoken now and her,
Behold the Bridegroom cometh.

Almost now I see his matchless glory in the sky,
It maybe that the dawning of his day is drawing nigh,
And, O my eager heart awaits the long, expected cry:
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh.

2 Soon my eager waiting spirit shall the glad announcement hear:
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh;
And the dreams of night shall vanish when the Bridegroom shall appear;
Behold the Bridegroom cometh. [Refrain]

3 Hark! the long, expected cry rings out amid the stilly night:
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh;
Go ye out, therefore, to meet him with a bright and shining light;
Behold the Bridegroom cometh. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #8

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O my soul would fill with rapture If this moment I might hear
Title: The bridegroom cometh
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Almost now I see his matchless glory in the sky



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Hymns of Worship and Songs of the Gospel #d212
Revival Gems No. 1 #d46
Songs for All #8TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Love Divine #8Page Scan